Service Requests during Syringe Access Programming

2012
in brief
Street or homeless
42.8%

603
unique clients
representing another 2.3

121 requests for substance use and mental health 126 requests for health care navigation 268 requests for overdose prevention & vein care 198 requests for HRAC health education classes 177 requests for hepatitis tests and treatment 13 lives saved from monthly OD prevention (Narcan) classes On-demand, on-site testing: 67 HIV tests, 45 HCV tests, 20 STI tests

people
(secondary exchanges)

MISSION: The mission of the Harm Reduction Action Center is to educate, empower and advocate for the health and dignity of Denver`s injection drug users and their partners, in accordance with harm reduction principles.

Syringe Access
116,671 syringes distributed 71,323 dirty syringes safely disposed 12,000 hit kits distributed
Where have you been living in the past 30 days
45+ 35-44 25-34
3.0%

Age at time of intake
18.8% 25.7% 37.6% 17.9%

17.2%

11.2%

Home I rent or own Couch surf Shelter Other

26.2%

18-24

AVERAGE:
Age at intake: 35 Number of times client injects per day: 6 Number of times used the same needle:

Drug used the most past 30 days
Heroin alone 40%

73% Male

13

Multiple drugs 25.8% Speedball (heroin & cocaine) 14.6% Methamphetamine 14.6% Cocaine or other 2.3%

8 Number of times borrowed works: 4
Age of first injection
30+ 25-30 21-25 16-20 Under 15

Number of times lent out works:

HCV

53.5% HCV positive

13.0% don`t know 33.5% HCV negative

72% under age 25
0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140

HIV
2.3% HIV positive 16.1% don`t know 88% HIV negative

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